Mid-American Conference

Track, field opens outdoor season in big fashion

Leah Raffety
The Northern Illinois track and field team got its outdoor season off to a great start Friday with one event title and 15 top 10 finishes at the Bulls Invitational. In a field that included athletes from Michigan, Florida State, Kentucky and Rutgers, Meghan Heuer paced the Huskies with a victory in the 1500 meters, while…

Women’s tennis reaches uncharted territory

Nelle Youel
With its 14th dual-match win of the season – a 7-0 victory over Emporia State in Emporia, Kan. Wednesday – the 2013 Northern Illinois women’s tennis team has reached uncharted territory. In raising its record to 14-2 on the season, NIU has now won more dual matches than any Huskie team in the last 15 years,…

Seven-run second inning vaults baseball to win

Zach Badgley
A seven-run top of the second inning and consistent pitching propelled Northern Illinois (3-13) to victory over Murray State (7-10) at Regan Field, 8-4. Freshman Jon Savarise (Lincolnshire/Stevenson) hurled four innings of relief duty to earn his first career save in the victory by Zach Badgley (McHenry/McHenry). “Our pitchers did a great job limiting the damage while…

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